108 exquisite illustrations all in one volume: to discover the secrets and stories of the Suikoden, legendary heroes from the Eastern tradition. If there is one work which has managed to capture the attention of everyone from the East to the West, fascinating scholars, artists and fans of history, legends, literature, painting and tattooing for almost a millennium, it has to be one of the first and greatest novels in Chinese history, known with the generic title of Suikoden. This editorial project began in July 2013, when Greg Orie showed tattooist Crez a book that had been discovered the previous year by Amar Gouchem during one of his trips to Japan. The book, illustrated presumably by the Japanese artist Totoya Hokkei (1780-1850) an apprentice of Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) presented 78 of the 108 heroes of Suikoden. From there, an idea emerged of completing this collection by entrusting 30 tattooists with the task of representing the 30 missing heroes. This editorial project celebrates the art of design and tattoos with 108 illustrations: 78 antique originals and 30 new and original works, which were realized by some of the greatest interpreters of contemporary tattoo art. Each illustration is accompanied by a complete description, which is the result of meticulous comparative research. The book merges oriental artwork from the past with modern interpretations, through the images of those ancient and legendary characters, known as the heroes of Suikoden: the 108 good bandits. Text and contributions by: Miki Vialetto, Greg Orie, Crez and Rossella Menegazzo (Associate Professor of the History of East Asian Art at the Universit degli Studi di Milano). Works by: Claudia de Sabe, Rodrigo Melo, Manekistefy, Shad, Rico, Horikitsune, Koji Ichimaru, Wido Josui de Marval, Yuji Odachi, Horishio, Miyazo, Pino Cafaro, Houryu, Adam Kitamoto, Horimasa Tosui, Ichibai, Regino Gonzales, Crez, Ichi Hatano, Ivan Tsazim, Amar Goucem, Luke Atkinson, Horizakura, Horimomo, Mick Tattoo, Kiku, Chris ODonnell, Marco Serio, Senju Horimatsu, Mike Dorsey, Filip Leu KEY POINTS: A must for enthusiasts of Japanese culture. A reference to art of the past and today through the images of Japanese heroes. A unique source of inspiration for artists, tattooists and art fans in general.
This amazing volume highlights the most classic tradition of Japanese iconography with a new light, sharp as a laser. It compiles over 300 paintings and illustrations and offers a glimpse into Mike’s wonderful and crazy creative world. Classic tales from the Japanese cultural tradition and timeless icons of this style – such as geisha, samurai, kabuki theatre actors, good and evil spirts, as well as divinities – become the protagonists of a bizarre, distorted and ironic universe.
About the author: Mike Dorseyis a renowned Cincinnati (Ohio) based tattooer and painter. His artworks are heavily based on ukiyo-e imagery, incorporating modern themes with a bizarre and ironic approach.
Size: 10" x 11.5"
Hola Chicas by Maarten Emily
FINELINE ART BY MAARTEN EMILY: 110+ AMAZING ILLUSTRATIONS!
The new title in the seriesThe Golden Flash Collectionis a tribute to Chicano, but also an example of how to revisit a certain style. In his 110 illustrations Maarten Emily has readapted fineline in a new interpretation which mixes a bit of traditional, a bit of realistic, and a purely European design tradition.
Hannya is a famous icon of the Japanese tradition and undisputed protagonist of one of the editions in THE GOLDEN FLASH COLLECTION, the new series from Tattoo Life: a new publishing channel focused on research and discovery.
Time Tattoo Art Today
Time: Tattoo Art Today, was an exhibition presenting original artwork from 70 of the worlds most influential tattoo artists including Ed Hardy, Horiyoshi III, Paul Booth and Mister Cartoon, curated by fellow tattoo artist Claudia De Sabe and publisher Miki Vialetto, in collaboration with Somerset House. Each artist was commissioned to create a completely new work for the exhibition on the theme of Time, working with any medium and on any canvas apart from the usual surface of skin. The resulting collection ranges from oil painting, watercolours and traditional Japanese silk painting to paint layering on real skulls, airbrush and bronze sculpture. The catalogue has been published with great attention to detail, and testifies to this ambitious artistic project that took place at Somerset House in London: one of the most prestigious locations in Europe dedicated to contemporary art. KEY POINTS: Historical testimony of a one-of-a-kind event for tattoo art. Traditional tattooing styles are reinterpreted by tattoo artists who best represent contemporary tattooing, through truly original means of expression. Presenting works of art by the most famous tattooists in the world: from Don Ed Hardy to Horiyoshi III. It embraces a vast and extensive public, who are not only tattoo fans.
Ryuki Myserious Dragons Horiyoshi III
250 Exquisite illustrations published for the first time.
The great Horiyoshi III Nakano Yoshihito has no need of an introduction: for over forty years now he has been tattooing, painting and drawing and is renowned the world over for his incredible and versatile talent.
Tattoo Nation Movie
Tattoo Nation narrated by Corey Miller, reveals the tale of how Charlie Cartwright, Jack Rudy, Ed Hardy and Freddy Negrete helped to transform the tattoo industry and the way we think about tattoos.